Measurements to Calibrate Suspended Sediment Model for Adsorbed Contaminant Transport Study of North Fork Holston River, Virginia

by Russ T. Brown, Jones & Stokes Associates, Sacramento, United States,
Richard C. Young, Jones & Stokes Associates, Sacramento, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A daily suspended sediment (SS) and mercury transport model was developed for a 25-mile reach of the North Fork Holston River below Saltville, Virginia. Daily streamflow measurements; daily composite water samples for suspended solids, turbidity, conductivity, mercury, and other metals were interpreted with the SS model. The SS and mercury transport model was developed and tested with field data to provide a reliable tool for assessing the effectiveness of possible remediation of mercury contamination.

Subject Headings: Suspended sediment | Hydrologic models | Model analysis | Water pollution | Sediment transport | Pollutants | Calibration | Mercury (chemical) | Mathematical models | Data processing | Turbidity | North America | Virginia | United States

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